Katherine P. Smith, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Director

Professional background

I’ve been working as a clinical pharmacist and faculty member since 2001 and have practiced in teaching hospital and ambulatory care settings.  I completed an accredited PGY-1 residency at the University of Arizona and University Medical Center (now Banner UMC) and a specialty residency in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.  My professional and research interests include immunology, women’s health, pediatrics, drug information, preventative care, LGBT health, and pharmacy education (residencies in particular).

What do you love about working at Roseman?

Roseman has grown tremendously since I started working here 16 years ago, and I’ve always loved having opportunities to challenge myself professionally.  In academia, it’s not uncommon for there to be a lot of autonomy in faculty positions, but the ability to try out different practice areas, course responsibilities, and research areas has kept me engaged and excited to go to work!

What do you enjoy most about working with residents?

I love watching that confidence grow as residents turn all of their knowledge from classes and rotations into decisions that help real patients.  It can be a scary time when they first hear themselves referred to as “the pharmacist,” so I love to be there to help make that transition easier.

What is the culture like in the residency (including Roseman and People’s Health Clinic)?

With Roseman, there’s a lot of collaboration and teamwork with other faculty and with students.  One of my favorite things is when we get to be together off-campus, like at a professional meeting or at a holiday party.  We know each other well enough that we can joke around a little, even with the students if we get the chance to work closely with them on a project.  At the clinic we are often all going the extra mile to try to help patients, even when a lot of extra work or attention is required.  We are all on the same page and know we are there to help people and to learn.

 

Elizabeth Unni, BS Pharm, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science

Professional background

I have been working at Roseman University since 2009. I have my PhD in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics, in addition to my MBA and Bachelor in Pharmacy degree. I mainly teach Introduction to the US healthcare system and pharmacy for the first year pharmacy students and drug literature evaluation for the second year students. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I also conduct research on various topics of health outcomes such as medication adherence, quality of life, and chronic medication management. I also engage in education research activities.

What do you love about working at Roseman?

Roseman University now has several programs in healthcare such as Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dental Medicine. However, in spite of its growth towards being an academic medical center, Roseman still has the feeling of a small family where everyone knows everyone and has each other’s back. Though it sounds simple, it is quite significant when working under pressure. Additionally, the support of Dean and other administrators is also a comfort.

What do you enjoy most about working with residents?

Many times residents approach the research part of the residency with apprehension. One thing that I enjoy most about working with residents is getting them excited about the research project, guiding them through it, and leading it into an output (such as poster or manuscript) they are proud of.

What is the culture like in the residency (including Roseman and People’s Health Clinic)?

Roseman University is very family friendly and supportive of each faculty, staff, and resident. We work together, celebrate together, and are committed to the success of each person and Roseman as a whole.

 

Dustin Tate Grant, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs

Professional background

I have been a clinical faculty member since 2014 following two years of residency.  I completed a PGY-1 residency with Indiana University Health and a PGY-2 Internal Medicine residency with Seton Healthcare and the University of Texas-Austin.  My professional and research interest include infectious disease, gastroenterology, pharmacy education, and medication safety.

What do you love about working at Roseman?

When looking for a position in academia I knew that I wanted to work at a place that had a close knit feeling.  I have had the full support and mentorship from senior faculty and administrators.  I feel that I am surrounded by a group of motivated individuals that keep me pushing to excel. I have also found tremendous support from other faculty in striving for work-life balance.  It has been great to have a colleague tell me that I should “go home and do something fun tonight.”

What do you enjoy most about working with residents?

I enjoy watching residents having an “aha moment”; whether it be about a clinical topic, career trajectory or something else.  It is so nice to see the lightbulb go off and the satisfaction that follows.  Residency can be tough but it is these moments that stick with you and make it all worth wild.  I remember quite a few of these moments from my residencies.

What is the culture like in the residency?

Roseman feels like a big supportive family.  This extends between the faculty, administrators and students.  I feel that we do a great job of breaking the barriers between students and faculty to ensure that we can get to understand out students’ professional and personal needs.  This has granted me the opportunity to receive some very useful and candid feedback from my students.  I believe this extends to our residents and allows our residents to receive important and useful feedback in a manner that is positive and geared towards self-betterment.  I believe our residents have a program that allows them to have a say in the experience they receive.